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RE: [No Subject]—On Nonbinary Gender.” Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences (2022)

“Fugitive Hope: the Constitutive Life in Black Elegies.” Callaloo (2021).

Trouble Genders: ‘LGBT’ Collapse and Trans Fundamentality.” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy (2021).

Incorporeal Blackness: A Theorization in Two Parts—Rachel Dolezal and Your Face In Mine.” CR: the New Centennial Review (2020).

"Black Trans Lives." Oxford African American Studies Center (2020).

I Brought You Into This Word, and I’ll Take You Out: Black Feminist WomanWord in Shay Youngblood’s Soul Kiss.” African American Review (2020).

Black Fugitivity Un/gendered.” The Black Scholar (2019).

  • Winner of the 2020-2021 Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies

Other Ways to Be: Trans.” Women and Language (2018).

Pitch Black, Black Pitch: Theorizing African American Literature.” CR: the New Centennial Review (2018).

Co-authored with Kai M. Green. “Where Black Feminist Thought and Trans* Feminism Meet: A Conversation.” Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society (2017).

The Trans*-Ness of Blackness, the Blackness of Trans*-Ness.” TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly 4, no. 2 (2017). 275–295.

  • One of the five most-read TSQ articles published in 2017

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"Impossible Life: A Meditation on Paraontology." Ill Will, 2023

"Epistemology of Hoodies: On the Black and Nonbinary." Modernism/modernity, 2023

Together Again, for the First Time.” Comfort Hive, Winter 2021.

Against ‘Add and Stir’: On BLM and Non-Normative Gender.” Impakter, September 30, 2020.

On Lived Experience.” Black Perspectives, December 2, 2019.

Being Boys.” The New Inquiry, December 24, 2019.

Jargon for the Blacks—and Others.” Black Perspectives, September 30, 2019.

Queer, Gender Blender, Blur: A Meditation on Tongues Untied.” Black Perspectives, 30th Anniversary of Marlon Riggs’ Tongues Untied.

Critical Praxis Toward No ‘End.’” Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought: Critique and Praxis 13/13, February 25, 2019.

Tears, Tears: On Black Masculinity.” Black Perspectives, February 8, 2019.

Hating Trump Does Not Make You ‘Woke.’RaceBaitR, October 22, 201.

Blackness, Gender, and the Non-Normative: A Response to Christopher Lebron’s The Making of Black Lives Matter.” Public Seminar, February 21, 2018. (Republished on Black Perspectives)

Ain’t Never Scared: The Necessity of Learning from Black Feminist Refusal.” RaceBaitR, August 14, 2017.

School LIbrary


“Unassuming Bodies: Trans Decoloniality.” In Decoloniality in the Break of Global Blackness. Eds. Michaeline A. Crichlow and Patricia Northover. (Forthcoming)

“Insurgent Trans Study: Radical Trans Feminism Meets Intersectionality.” In Routledge Companion to Intersectionality. Eds. Jennifer Nash and Samantha Pinto. (Forthcoming)

“Faceless: Non-confessions of a Gender.” In Feminism Against Cisness. Ed. Emma Heaney. (Forthcoming)

“All In and Out of the Family: A Critical Introduction to Azure Osborne-Lee’s Crooked Parts.” In The Methuen Drama Book of Trans Plays. Eds. Lindsey Mantoan, Angela Farr Schiller and Leanna Keyes.

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